A camper beside a house at the 3300-block of Luxton Road burned down to a pile of rubble after a cigarette butt caused the camper to catch fire. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Retired firefighter stops to help but couldn’t save Langford camper

Camper fire on Luxton Road a good reminder to properly dispose of smoking materials

A camper fire was quickly extinguished at the 3300-block of Luxton Road Thursday evening.

Langford Fire Rescue responded to the call just after 4 p.m. when a camper caught fire on a property near Englewood Avenue.

Fire Chief Chris Aubrey said the owner of the camper thinks it started from a cigarette butt left inside the trailer, Aubrey noted it was a good reminder to properly discard of smoking materials.

“We’re lucky it wasn’t a couple weeks earlier, it could have potentially got into the grass and it could have been a problem,” Aubrey said.

A retired firefighter driving down the road saw the fire and pulled over to help the owner. They used a hose to extinguish the blaze. However, the camper burned to the ground.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

lindsey.horsting@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

WATCH: Soon-to-be guide dogs take part in the Amazing Puppy Race

10 puppies training to be guide dogs took part in a social Easter egg hunt

Ancient microbes discovered off the Juan de Fuca Ridge potentially offers glimpse into alien life

The marine bacteria is dependent on hydrogen, a compound present almost everywhere

Sign forbidding rabbit drop-offs gets stuffed bunnies instead

Residents seemingly undeterred by strict wording this Easter

Islander finding her calling in fledgling community paramedic program

Georgia Nelson’s work in Chemainus part of a new wave of small community health care delivery

BC Boat show sails into Sidney

200 vessels are expected May 2 to 5 at Port Sidney Marina

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Stranded photographer rescued from rising Comox Valley waters

Responders use kayak to save man, equipment

Electronic music repels mosquitoes

New study finds Skrillex music slows mosquito’s feeding and sex

Elizabeth May’s wedding dress a ‘walk through a garden’ on Earth Day

Green Party leader set to get married in Victoria

Number of ancient humans continues to grow after discovery

Scientists identify at least 12 species outside of Homo sapians following discovery in Philippines

Man’s body found in popular Cowichan Valley hiking area

Police say death not suspicious after discovery in Stoney Hill area overlooking Saltspring Island

Campbell River RCMP say alcohol and speed may be factors in collision

Woman injured after driver ran into her car on Highway 19A, says fire captain

Island MP demands return of lifeguards at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns says Lovekin Rock between Tofino and Ucluelet is a hazardous spot

Party with extreme views on immigration running on Vancouver Island

Opposing candidate says National Citizens Alliance’s participation ‘highly problematic’

Most Read